Extreme Build is Kentucky Baptist Fellowship’s annual summer mission project in McCreary County that brings together churches, individuals, and local agencies to build a new home in 10 days for a low-income family. This is not just KBF’s signature event; it is a model of how we approach our work. Extreme Build could not happen unless numerous organizations, both religious and secular, partnered together for the common purpose of constructing these affordable high-quality homes.
The miracle of Extreme Build is not that a house appears in about 10 days. Extreme Build is a miracle of partnerships. Together KBF takes the meager assets of a local family, pools them with the meager assets of numerous organizations and churches, adds the sweat of over 115 volunteers and ten days later people walk away wondering how it all happened. It is a miracle of partnerships. It is a miracle of friendships. Bessie Watson, 2008 Extreme Build Home recipient said it best, “I thought I was getting a new house and now I have 150 new friends.”
Promotional Video from Extreme Build 7 held June 6-16, 2012 in Pine Knot, KY. Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Together for Hope, McCreary County Community Housing Development Corporation, and Kentucky Highland Investment Corporation partnered together to build this year's home for the Brown family.